Today's News

  • Organ donors are life-saving heroes

    For more than a decade, the month of April has been about saving and healing lives. Donate Life champions across the country fill the month of April with powerful testimonials to demonstrate the lifesaving message of donation and transplantation. The goal of National Donate Life Month is to make LIFE possible by educating and motivating individuals to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • Traffic fatalities increase across Kentucky

    Highway deaths in Kentucky increased last year, climbing from 672 to 761 in 2015, according to the state Office of Highway Safety and the Kentucky State Police.

    Despite the rise, officials remain focused on reducing highway fatalities.

  • The sky’s the limit: SCHS aviation class taking off


    By the eighth grade, Joslyn McMichael knew she wanted to fly airplanes for a living. With two brothers in the military, she’d been admiring aviation for some time.

    “After looking into it, I decided that becoming a pilot would be pretty cool,” McMichael says.

    Now approaching the end of her freshman year at Spencer County High School, she’s one of 13 students who’ve been taking part in the school’s new aviation program.

  • City police arrest two

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity for last week:

    • Arrested Diana Peters, 46, of Taylorsville, on a Spencer County Failure to Appear warrant.

    • Arrested Andre Cardwell, 24, of Bardstown, for a contempt of court warrant out of Franklin County.

  • Money at the end of the month


    Spencer County Middle School’s 220 eighth-graders experienced a taste of what it’s like to balance a household budget last week during the school’s annual “reality store.” The students were assigned a monthly income based on their GPA, and drew for their number of family members.

  • From our readers - Spring Cleaning for Spencer County

    We have arrived at one of the most beautiful times of the year, with the flowers, trees, and bushes letting us know the bad weather is about gone.  What is left is all the residue from the bleakness of winter, namely cans and bottles, mainly plastic, and the usual assortment of fast food wrappers. 

  • From our readers - Fiscal Court’s vote was unethical
  • We’re surrounded by water

    Most people are drawn to water. Aside from water being one off the essentials to life, we typically enjoy water for other reasons and it’s hard to imagine summer vacation without some form of aquatic entertainment.

    Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population live in coastal regions. The sand, the sun, the waves and the water are a natural draw and a hub for commerce.

    But even those of us living inland like the water, and most of America’s major interior cities are also located on rivers. Those cities also understand the value of their water.

  • Budget battle rages

    As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the Governor’s desk.

  • Variety of bills passed during session last week

    Long days, heated discussions, and budget negotiations marked the 13th week of the 2016 General Assembly. The Senate was in session three of the five weekdays while the Senate and House leaders used the other two days to work on budget negotiations.

    The Senate is working diligently toward a budget compromise ensuring the people of the Commonwealth are not left without a state budget at the end of the session. We do not want to waste taxpayer dollars by calling a special session.